If you are a COVID-19 ‘close contact’
Find out what you need to do if you have been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
Notification of illness and disease
‘Notifiable’ diseases are ones where government health authorities must be notified about occurrences. Learn why this is important and about the information.
How to isolate with COVID-19
Isolation and quarantine help protect you by preventing exposure to people who have, or may have, COVID-19. Follow these steps if you’re a close contact or have COVID.
Learn about COVID-19 testing, including when to get tested, what test you should use and what to do if you test positive to COVID-19.
Monkeypox is a rare infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. It's related to the virus that causes smallpox and while symptoms are usually mild, it can be serious.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a virus that can cause severe pneumonia. It spread from China in 2002-2003. Know what to do in a future outbreak.
The flu versus COVID-19: Why it’s important to know the difference in 2022!
Although different viruses cause flus and COVID-19, the diseases have some similar symptoms. Here’s how to know if you have COVID-19, the flu or both.
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a dangerous infection, although the routine vaccination of babies has meant it is now rare in Australia. Learn more here.
Boils are painful, red, pus-filled lumps in your skin. Learn more about causes, treatment and how to prevent them from spreading.
Smallpox was a highly infectious disease, now eradicated worldwide through successful vaccination. The last case in Australia was in 1938. Learn more here.